How can I update the virus definitions for F-Secure Safe from command line on Mac?

Rasheeth Posts: 2 New Member

I am trying to update the virus definitions for F-Secure Safe from command line on Mac.I found this command : "sudo /usr/local/f-secure/fssp/bin/dbupdate" but it throws the following error: /usr/local/f-secure/fsaua/bin/fsauatool: No such file or directory. What should I do to rectify the error? or Is there any other command to update the virus definitions on Mac?

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  • Amirul
    Amirul Posts: 161 F-Secure Employee
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    Hi @Rasheeth

    I just received an update from F-Secure SAFE team regarding your inquiry. You may try the command below but this may not work in future versions of F-Secure SAFE:

    touch /usr/local/F-Secure/signal/fsupdated_guts2


    touch /usr/local/f-secure/signal/fsupdated_guts2


  • Amirul
    Amirul Posts: 161 F-Secure Employee

    Hi @Rasheeth

    Thank you for reaching out to F-Secure Community.

    May I know, if you were able to perform the update for virus definition from the F-Secure SAFE program? Is there any error showing on the F-Secure SAFE program?

    If possible, could you provide us the link where you got this command "sudo /usr/local/f-secure/fssp/bin/dbupdate" from because this command line may be intended for another product which is why you are getting the error message?

    For F-Secure SAFE on MacOS, to perform the virus definition update it can be done from the program. If the F-Secure SAFE does not functioning properly, reinstallation of the program might be able to resolve the issue.

    Looking forward to your update.

  • Rasheeth
    Rasheeth Posts: 2 New Member

    I can perform the update from the F-Secure Safe application. But I have a requirement to update the virus definitons from the command line. I was analysing the programs on my system and I found this command to be appropriate. I am not sure of the efficacy of the command

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